1. hello...I had two call ducks hatch last night and one just seems distressed. He goes to walk, but just falls over. I have him on a towel in the brooder, so he has something to grab onto, but he keeps flipping over and gets stuck. The other one is doing just fine--little wobbily, but staying upright. This one also had issues with his umbulical(sp?) cord un-attaching. He drug his egg all over the bator for awhile till it finally cam off. And it looks almost like he has a bit of an "outty" belly button? If that makes sense. Any suggestions would be MUCH appreciated!
    God bless,
    Last edited: May 2, 2008
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Are his legs to far out from each other. I had that happen once and had to take a makeup sponge, or a piece of yarn a hobble the legs together.


    That website shows you what to do for spraddle legs.
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Im sorry that he died. Maybe he has something internally wrong with him. [​IMG]

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by